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Old Mar 19, 2009, 09:55 PM
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Yellow Aircraft F-18 Twin Build

Things are starting to get back to normal at work so now I have some time to get to back to doing the things I like. Unfortnately, the weather in the Pacific Northwest is still cold and rainy so I can't do the glassing and finishing work on the Fury so I decided to start on the F-18. I will work on the F-18 until the weather gets better, then I will switch back to the Fury.

Demensions of the F-18 are:
Length -- 97 inches
Wingspan -- 72 inches

The first step is to build the elevator shaft bearing boxes. The top, bottom, and sides are epoxied together making sure everything stays squared.

Kirk
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 09:56 PM
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Next is to glue the elevator shaft bearing boxes to the formers.
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 10:03 PM
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The holes for the elevator shafts were drilled into the side of the fuse. The formers were placed into the fuse and a long 5/16 aluminum shaft was used to line up the bearings with the holes in the fuse. Then the formers were hysoled in place.


To give reference to the size of the fuse, the last photo shows the fuse standing on it's tail.

Kirk
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Right on Kirk!!
man it's been slow around here lately.. glad your getting a start on it
have you been dreaming up any power systems yet?

this is going to be a very cool build

Ron
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 12:21 AM
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I see your just down the road from me I too am just about to start a Yellow Aircraft plane myself. It is a F4-E and like yours it is huge. I have the power setup and retracts and most everything just waiting on a couple thing and then the fun will begin. Looks like your off to a great start!

Keep up the good work.
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 12:37 AM
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Very cool Kirk . Now this is going to be good!

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Old Mar 20, 2009, 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by k_sonn
Things are starting to get back to normal at work so now I have some time to get to back to doing the things I like. Unfortnately, the weather in the Pacific Northwest is still cold and rainy so I can't do the glassing and finishing work on the Fury so I decided to start on the F-18. I will work on the F-18 until the weather gets better, then I will switch back to the Fury.

Demensions of the F-18 are:
Length -- 97 inches
Wingspan -- 72 inches

The first step is to build the elevator shaft bearing boxes. The top, bottom, and sides are epoxied together making sure everything stays squared.

Kirk
What's the power setup going to be Kirk?
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 02:06 AM
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great start Kirk! always fun to watch, even if its gotta be via pics now instead!
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 10:12 AM
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Hi Kirk,
Glad you finally got a chance to start this. I've been looking forward to the build.

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Old Mar 20, 2009, 11:10 AM
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Right on Kirk!!
man it's been slow around here lately.. glad your getting a start on it
have you been dreaming up any power systems yet?

this is going to be a very cool build

Ron
Ron I agree, it has been slow around here. Where did all of the builders go? I guess they got tired of all the bickering and school yard antics that have taken over this place.

I have narrowed the power systems down to two choices but I won't reveal them yet because it seems that anytime someone mentions a brand of fan it starts a fan war.

Kirk
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 11:13 AM
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I see your just down the road from me I too am just about to start a Yellow Aircraft plane myself. It is a F4-E and like yours it is huge. I have the power setup and retracts and most everything just waiting on a couple thing and then the fun will begin. Looks like your off to a great start!

Keep up the good work.
Scott
Cool. Are you going to start a build thread. More build threads are needed here on RCGroups.

By the way, if anyone is looking to get a Yellow Aircraft F-4, I have one in the box that I will sell for a good price. Send me a PM if your interested.

Kirk
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 11:17 AM
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Very cool Kirk . Now this is going to be good!

Paul
Hey Paul,

Good to hear from you. How's the Horton coming along? Hope top see you at E-Jets this year.

Kirk
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 11:19 AM
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Sweet!
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 11:20 AM
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What's the power setup going to be Kirk?
Hi Andrew,

I've narrowed the choices down to two setups. They both put out over 5kw so which ever one I go with, the F-18 will have over 10kw of power.

Did you get a chance to maiden the Aggressor yet?
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 11:23 AM
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great start Kirk! always fun to watch, even if its gotta be via pics now instead!
Hey David,

How are things going? This plane is so big it would have taken up all of the space in garage we used to work in. How's the F-4 coming along?
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